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Catalogue of the "Original" Celebrated Albert A. Grinnell Collection of United States Paper Currency... to be sold at Public Auction

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Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000
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Title: Catalogue of the "Original" Celebrated Albert A. Grinnell Collection of United States Paper Currency... to be sold at Public Auction Author: ** Place: Syracuse, NY Publisher: Barney Bluestone Date: 1944 Description: 7 parts bound together, prices realized included. 22.5x14 cm. (8¾x5½"), red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Auction catalogue of the finest collection of paper money ever formed, the creation of Albert A. Grinnell (1865-1948), who assembled the most complete set of United States notes ever built by an individual. The importance of the collection cannot be overstated. In the words of Adams, "The Grinnell Sales are mandatory for any library embracing U.S. numismatics" - and yet, OCLC/WorldCat lists only three complete sets of the catalogue, at Arizona State, Brown, and the Smithsonian. When the sales were completed, the total reached a quarter of a million dollars, an astonishing sum at the time (and in the middle of the second world war as well), but Allen Mincho, in 1999, stated "Were the collection to be offered today, it would reach somewhere between forty and eighty million dollars," dwarfing the sales of such notable rare book collections as those of Estelle Doheney, H. Bradley Martin and Haskell Norman. With the bookplate of Harry W. Bass, Jr. Lot Amendments Condition: Fine or nearly so. Item number: 227895

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 478: Fine Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography
Date of the auction: 26 Apr 2012
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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